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Family Law

As family law solicitors, we understand that the fear of the unknown is one of the biggest concerns following a separation. That's why we are as compassionate as we are experienced.

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Highly experienced local Family Law Solicitors

Family law can be confusing and complex. By the time you have decided you need the support of a specialist family solicitor, you are likely to have been told conflicting things. It can feel overwhelming just at a time when you need clarity and a sense of calm. That’s where our family lawyers can provide much-needed trusted advice – to help resolve issues over children, property, and finances.

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Discover your options with an initial consultation

If you want to know where you stand and what your options are, we offer a one-to-one family law consultation for a fixed fee of £149 . Most clients discover something they were unaware of during this consultation, which reaffirms how important it is to find out what your options are.

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85% of family law matters never reach court and are dealt with by reaching agreement between the two parties.

Divorce for a Fixed Fee

Our Fixed Fee Divorce Service can remove some of the financial uncertainties divorce can bring. For a fixed fee of £480 (inclusive of VAT) plus the Court Fee of £593, our specialist family lawyers will manage the entire process of legally ending your marriage.

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Our approach to family law

We will help you understand the separation process and find a solution that works for all parties.

Our family law solicitors believe in taking a constructive, non-confrontational approach to family law. Not only does this cause the least amount of stress at an already emotional time, but it also helps our clients reach an agreement with their ex-partner sooner rather than later, and at less cost.

However, not all cases can be so easily resolved, and sometimes a disagreement will have to go to Court. If it does, one of our Family Law solicitors, or a recommended family law barrister, will be by your side offering the best advice and representation on the day.

No case is the same, but we have built up years of expertise in what can be a complicated area of the law. Whatever your family’s situation, we have the experience, knowledge, and understanding to help you through the difficult times.

A few words from our clients

Professional, knowledgeable and above all compassionate. Thank you for your service at this very difficult time. I would highly recommend Burnett Barker Solicitors for children's matters.
I cannot find the words to tell you how grateful I am. Your professionalism and sound advice helped me to remain calm and in control.
Joanne and Laura were so helpful with my difficult family matter. A lot of great advice and they were there from the beginning to the end of my journey.
Joanne Matthews is exceptional, and takes personable approach, that is honest. Very reasonable approach to fees and a non-aggressive attitude to family law.
You have been so calm and supportive and have completely understood the need to look after my future, but to also be fair to my ex-husband.

Meet our Family Law team

Joanne Matthews

Joanne Matthews

Head of Family Law

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Melanie Stafford

Melanie Stafford

Family CILEX Lawyer

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Laura Day

Laura Day

Family Law Secretary

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